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The Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building – the newest addition to the Colorado State University campus – will hold a Grand Opening ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 12. The ceremony will start at 3 p.m. The ribbon cutting will be followed at 4 p.m. with a reception and tours of the state-of-the-art facility, which houses labs for 40 faculty working the areas of biomedical engineering; bioanalytic devices; synthetic biology, which works to solve problems related to the environment, health and energy; and environmental engineering.
WHAT: Grand Opening of Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building on the Colorado State University campus.
WHERE: Southeast corner of Laurel Street and Meridian Avenue, Fort Collins
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 12, remarks at 3 p.m., reception and tours of the building, 4-6:30 p.m.
WHO: CSU officials on hand to make remarks include President Tony Frank, Dean of the College of Engineering David McLean, and former Dean Sandra Woods, who was instrumental in launching the project. Major donors, students and current faculty will also be in attendance. Walter Scott will not attend due to the passing of Suzanne on Monday.
WHY: Two years in construction, the $75-million, 122,000-square-foot Scott Bioengineering Building has welcomed faculty and staff for the new semester. It contains classroom and high-tech research space for about 40 faculty members in the disciplines of biomedical engineering; bioanalytic devices – sensors to detect a host of organic agents; synthetic biology, which works to solve problems related to the environment, health and energy; and environmental engineering.
The Scott Building is the second Engineering Building on the CSU campus. In addition to private donations including $10 million from the Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Foundation, CSU students voted to increase their student fees to make this new building a reality.